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The Big Idea competition: winner update

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We catch up with our competition winner, Darren Burn, who's hard at work turning his Big Idea into reality. And now it has a name...

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Ben Hammersley

A brief history of the podcast

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ten years ago, Ben Hammersley invented the word ‘podcast'. And in the following decade the form has become a hotbed of audio innovation, he says. So get downloading...

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Hotel guests: what are your cultural expectations?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Would you like congee with that? Amanda Morison examines the different expectations of hotel guests around the world

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Persuader or pushover? Take our quiz

Friday, September 12, 2014

Take the business life quiz to test the strength of your skills when negotiating, persuading colleagues or generally making things happen

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Money: why cash is down but not out

Monday, September 8, 2014

It may have been in decline for a while, but the death of cash has been greatly exaggerated, says Neasa MacErlean

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business life meets……Mikael Hagstrom

Mikael Hagstrom is executive vice president of leading business analytics company SAS. A quietly reasoned evangelist for the benefits of data analysis, he is convinced that it can transform our world for the better...

How do I work with my best friend?

Dragons' Den's Deborah Meaden answers your business questions. This month, how to handle a best friend in the workplace

Pet theories: Claire Horton

Claire Horton, CEO of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, on her live-in ambassador

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Tech & Gadgets

Stop complaining about technology

Give technology a break, says Jonathan Margolis. It's not so long ago that we happily used payphones, maps and dial-up modems

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The 20 hour rule: how to learn a new skill fast

In The First 20 Hours, Josh Kaufman reveals the golden rule of learning a new skill

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What does the future hold for cloud computing?

Omer Shai

As more and more people put their trust and their documents in this flexible, virtual, shared storage space in the sky, what's next for businesses using it? Omer Shai, chief marketing officer at, gets his head in the cloud

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